New & Noteworthy
ACTion Art 2014!
Calling all artists! ACT is seeking artwork entries created by adult artists with disabilities for the ACTion Art Exhibit, which will be showcasing work from Tuesday, April 15-Friday, April 18, at the Grand Rapids Art Museum. The deadline for Artist Registration is Monday, March 31, and artwork must be delivered to ACT by 5:00 pm on Thursday, April 10 to be entered into the exhibit -- sign up today! For information and to register see the Call for Art flier and registration form here.
Winter/Spring Volunteer Opportunities
Interested in volunteering with ACT this winter/spring? Check out our volunteer opportunities here or head to the volunteer/interns tab and learn more about volunteering with ACT.
Winter Graduated Art Classes
ANNOUNCING…ACT’s Winter/Spring 2014 Adult Art programs! From African Dance, to Fiber Arts, to Choir and Movie Nights, there is something for you!! Find the schedule and registration form here -- sign up today to reserve your spot! Questions? Please e-mail or call Becky at email@example.com or 616-885-5866.
NEW: Volunteer Tracking System!
ACT has launched an online volunteer log for volunteers to track hours! This will let you track the hours you donate to ACT, will allow us to properly thank you, and will help ACT keep better record of volunteer hours. To register, go here. If you need help registering, call or email Katie at 616-885-5866 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
How Does Art Disable Disabilities?
Artists Creating Together (ACT) brings students with disabilities together with artists and art projects. Art breaks down many of the emotional and psychological barriers that hold students back by building self-confidence and personal satisfaction. Art accomplishments advance learning skills, improve classroom behavior and show students that they are more self-sufficient and capable than they thought. Their new confidence produces new personal breakthroughs.
The confidence and the breakthroughs help them move from at risk students who may drop out of school to successful young people who have more tools to make positive contributions in the community.
ACT is the largest non-profit organization in Michigan bringing artists, art projects, teachers and students with disabilities together. Last year, ACT helped nearly 8,500 individuals celebrate, succeed and grow with art.